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Cattle Industry News By Category: Biosecurity

29 June 2020
US food exporters sign safety declarations instead of virus-free guarantees
US food and feed exporters are shipping goods to China with letters assuring the safety of their cargo instead of the official virus-free declarations required by Chinese authorities....
Trade group reports that US food suppliers are foregoing China contracts over COVID-19 hurdles
An industry group representing US agriculture producers says that Chinese demands that overseas suppliers guarantee that their shipments are free from COVID-19 contamination are making some shippers forego trading with China....
25 June 2020
US agents seize nearly 10 tonnes of illegal meat at California port
US Customs officials have intercepted prohibited pork, chicken, beef and duck product arriving from China at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. ...
24 June 2020
New rapid Actiphage test for Johne's disease and bovine TB makes progress
Funding supports research and development of new test for hard-to-detect mycobacterial diseases. ...
21 June 2020
Irish farmers critical of changes to bovine TB programme
The Irish Farmers Association Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell is critical of the Department of Agriculture’s changes in Ireland’s TB Eradication Programme....
18 June 2020
China vows to improve hygiene in food markets after surge in coronavirus cases
Following a new COVID-19 outbreak, members of China’s Communist Party say that low standards of hygiene in China’s wholesale food markets and supply chain vulnerabilities need to be urgently addressed....
17 June 2020
OIE updates disease status and control programmes for members
Fifteen new disease status have been granted to OIE Members and an official disease control programme has been endorsed....
14 June 2020
New guidance available from COWS: Integrated parasite control on cattle farms
The Control of Worms Sustainably in cattle (COWS) group has published the final chapter in its updated Guide, bringing together key technical messages from other new chapters on roundworms, lungworm, liver and rumen fluke and ectoparasites....
05 June 2020
Australia gives extra supports to farmers facing biosecurity threats from trespassers
The Victorian Government will continue to back farmers and protect biosecurity with strict enforcement of on-the-spot fines for those caught trespassing onto farms in the name of animal activism....
04 June 2020
EuroTier’s Dairy Summit Webinar is open for registration
EuroTier’s Global Dairy Summit Webinar begins on Monday 8 June....
01 June 2020
Webinar shows dairy farmers how to tackle fly problems
Upcoming webinar from the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association will focus on how farmers can control insects and protect their herds. ...
18 May 2020
New rules to eradicate BVD come into force in UK
New rules in the battle to eradicate bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) from the UK cattle herd come into effect on 18 May....
06 May 2020
UK vets welcome "pragmatic" bovine TB testing strategy amid pandemic
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed temporary amendments to bovine TB (TB) testing in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that will allow herd tests to continue while maintaining the safety of farmers and vets during the Covid-19 pandemic....
25 April 2020
Mole Valley Farmers pledges support to farmers during COVID-19 lockdown
Whether it’s over the phone or via video calling, the Mole Valley Farmers team are on hand to offer support to farmers during the coronavirus lockdown....
23 April 2020
Calculating the economic effects of Romania’s bluetongue outbreak
Lost export opportunities can send long-term shockwaves in any industry, but it’s proven particularly difficult for Romania’s fledgling cattle sector....
22 April 2020
UK parasite control and alerts for Spring 2020
Elanco has released its analysis of the UK's potential parasite challenges for farmers. ...
17 April 2020
Gene edited cattle: are we there yet?
As gene editing technology advances, the possibility of genetically modified beef and dairy cattle is closer than ever. Where is the cattle industry now, and how do we ensure consumer and environmental safety as the technology becomes more widespread?...
10 April 2020
Pandemic poised to reshape agriculture, trade and views of globalisation
Researchers at Virginia Tech find that COVID-19 has raised questions about diversifying suppliers for world agricultural trade despite US-China trade deal progress. ...
04 April 2020
Farmers urged to prepare plan B
Farming consultants have created an emergency document to help farmers plan ahead in case they fall ill during the coronavirus pandemic. ...
02 April 2020
As 35,000 badgers are culled, RSPCA urges Government to accelerate new bTB plans
As highest ever number of badgers killed in latest cull, RSPCA urges Government to end culls now and speed up introduction of new herd management plans....
30 March 2020
Canadian beef plant suspends slaughter after worker tests positive for COVID-19
Harmony Beef, a beef packing plant in Alberta, halted slaughter on Friday after an employee tested positive for coronavirus....
25 March 2020
Overcoming anthrax – reviewing Russia’s anthrax control efforts
A retrospective review of anthrax outbreaks in Tatarstan, a republic in the Russian Federation, indicates that widespread cattle vaccination can prevent zoonosis and keep the endemic infection at bay....
24 March 2020
EU border delays put mounting pressure on meat trade
As the EU mulls possible slaughterhouse shutdowns and staffing issues as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, advocates call for restrictions on live exports....
20 March 2020
Harare residents warned against buying anthrax-contaminated beef
ZIMBABWE - Mahusekwa villagers in Marondera have warned Harare residents against buying beef from unregistered abattoirs and butcheries who are reportedly flocking the area to buy sick or sometimes dead cattle infected by anthrax....
19 March 2020
Onus on meat factories to act responsibly
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said factories are paying a base price of €3.65/€3.70 for steers this week and €3.75 for heifers in places....
Scottish butchers rally together to support local communities
SCOTLAND, UK - Butchers across the country are supporting their local communities in efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19....
12 March 2020
Govt probes sale of meat from dead cattle
ZIMBABWE - The government has instituted investigations into the sale of contaminated meat by some abattoirs, butcheries and illegal meat traders, which is putting the lives of the public at risk....
 
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